ALBANIA – An exciting night of a spectacle concluded in Albania. The 57th Festivali I Këngës, the Albanian national song festival which is used also as a national selection show for the Eurovision Song Contest was once again excellent to watch and a stunning production.
We have a winner though, the artist who will represent the country in Tel Aviv… Janida Maliqi was also the favourite of oikotimes.com poll voters.
Jonida Maliqi began her singing career at Festivali i Këngës when she was 13 years old with the song “Planeti i fëmijëve”, in a duet with Aleksandër Rrapi. In 1997 she returns to the Festivali with another duet, this time with Kastriot Tusha, a song dedicated to Mother Teresa.
Her solo career began in 1999, with her song “Do jetoj pa ty” winning the second place in the festival.
Maliqi is also known for portraying Juliet in the Albanian musical version of Romeo and Juliet, alongside Alban Skënderaj. She hosted the fourth season of Dancing with the Stars Albania, and she also served as a judge on the fifth season of The Voice of Albania in 2016.
ALBANIA 2019 🇦🇱 FESTIVALI I KËNGËS FINAL
|PARTICIPANT(S)||SONG TITLE||POINTS||RANK||OIKOTIMES POLL|
|Jonida Maliqi||"Ktheju tokës"||228||1||Predicted|
|Eranda Libohova||"100 pyetje"||181||3|
|Soni Malaj||"Më e fortë"||166||5|
|Klinti Çollaku||"Me jetë"||163||6|
|Marko Strazimiri & Imbro||"Leyla"||142||8|
|Bojken Lako||"Jeto jetën"||138||9|
|Gjergj Leka||"Një ditë tjetër"||131||10|
|Alar Band||"Dashuria nuk mjafton"||124||12|
|Artemisa Mithi & Febi Shkurti||"Dua ta besoj"||113||14|